Kitchen Plumbing Problems and Their Solutions
The kitchen is an area of a home that uses a substantial amount of water on a daily basis. That is why it is so important to consider a few solutions for basic plumbing problems that frequently occur in the kitchen environment. For example, anytime there is a problem with a faucet it can easily be solved by disassembling the faucet and replacing any parts that require replacement. This includes seals and washers or other components. Faucet repair kits are widely available and relatively inexpensive.
Aerator Easily Becomes Blocked
In addition, if the water in your kitchen is not flowing through a faucet the way that it should it is likely that the aerator is clogged or blocked in some way. Remember that the aerator is the device in the faucet that mixes water and air to create a more uniform flow of water. The aerator easily becomes blocked as minerals build up over time. Simply unscrew the aerator and clean it with a small brush and replace it and then test the water for proper flow. Equally of concern is the garbage disposals found in so many homes today.
Remove any Foreign Objects From a Garbage Disposal
This particular appliance can usually be fixed very easily. That said there are cases where buying a new one is sometimes easier. In most cases something like cornhusks or metal or even pits can cause a garbage disposal to malfunction. As a note of caution you should never ever place your hand inside a garbage disposal whether it is operating or not. It is best to use tongs or even a pair of pliers to remove any foreign objects from a garbage disposal. Finally, an easy way to clean a garbage disposal is to simply add ice cubes and a cup of rock salt to the device and turn it on. You can even add lemon juice and warm water to the unit to make it smell fresh again. Contact Cardinal Emergency Plumbing & Leak Detection today for plumbers in Houston that simply get it right.